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Old 10-24-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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Sorry for my lack of knowledge, but:
What is the difference in me changing out my gears from 4.11 to 4.88 or putting in a superchip to get me a few more horse power in my 2.5L. It's just a daily driver with a 4' lift and 33's, no rock crawling.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:00 AM   #2
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4.88s will make your truck feel like it is on red bulls and fly away. A superchip well I will give you my address and you can send me the money and I will keep it for you. A chip will do nothing in a jeep.

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Old 10-24-2009, 10:11 AM   #3
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I would say that is a big difference. Guess that pretty much puts it in perspective. Thanks for the input!
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Your motor likes a certain RPM range, bigger tires change your final drive ratio, taking your motor to a lower rpm. Gear down (numericaly higher) will put your motor back into its torque curve. Go with the gears.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:23 PM   #5
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Guess I got to bite the bullet and fork out the mula. Was just looking at hopefully saving a few$. But it sounds like going cheaper is not the right answer, better do it right I guess,
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:51 PM   #6
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I would agree don't waist you money on the chip, do the gears. I am planning to save some $$ and do 4.56
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Very good advise on the gearing,i know its expensive,but its really the way to go.Forget the chip,it aint gunna do nothing!

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